GCSE Physics – Adult

Adult Skills & Training

Date (from)

Location

Awarding body

Code

Part Time - September 2019

AQA

6SGCSCIP11

Course introduction

You can unlock new knowledge about the key physical processes in the natural world by opting to study GCSE Physics.

This subject explores mechanics, heat, sound, electricity, magnetism, light and other radiation, and the structure of atoms.

By the end of this course you will have developed skills in scientific thinking, experimentation, analysis and evaluation.

You will also have expanded your scientific vocabulary along with your knowledge of quantities, units, symbols.

Why choose Brock for GCSE Physics – Adult?

At Brock our teachers aim to do much more than train you to pass exams. Indeed, they will open your eyes to a whole scientific panorama that will help you both answer questions and pose new ones.

Throughout this learning process you will benefit from well-equipped, modern laboratories that will help you discover your new knowledge and experimentation skills.

Teaching & learning

The course is delivered using a mixture of lectures, practical sessions and small group activities.

You will attend two 90-minute lessons per week alongside sixth form students between September and June.

Importantly, your learning will be further supported by e-learning resources, helping you work independently between scheduled lessons.

Course structure

You will study the following areas:

  • Energy
  • Electricity
  • Particle model of matter
  • Atomic structure
  • Forces
  • Waves
  • Magnetism and electromagnetism
  • Space physics

Minimum entry requirements

  •  GCSE Maths and English at grade 3 or above. 
  •  GCSE Science(s) at grade 3 or equivalent. 

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through two exam papers, which are equally-weighted in terms of marks. Each exam lasts one hour 45 minutes.

The exams combine multiple-choice, structured, closed short answer and open response questions.

Information & support

  • You will need to purchase a copy of the course workbook and your stationery (pens, pencils, ruler, calculator, notepaper).
  • We will provide lab coats and safety equipment, practical materials and graph paper.

Course fees & Duration

The course fee (2017-18) is £300 for adult students. This includes exam entry and tuition.

What can I do with this qualification?

By completing this course successfully, you will have achieved one science GCSE award.

This award can combine with others to enable you to study at A Level or vocational level, opening further opportunities.

It will also equip you with transferable skills in areas such as data handling, analysis, evaluation and reporting, which are useful for a range of other subjects and careers.

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